SOCMA Votes In Ott For Two-Year Term As Chairman

Jan. 6, 2021
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates names officers and a new class of governors during its annual meeting.

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) announces that Mike Ott, president and CEO of Polysciences, Inc., is elected to serve a two-year term as chairman. Ott takes the helm during SOCMA’s 100th anniversary year and will lead the board of governors in providing strategic guidance and value creation in alignment with the organization’s mission. During SOCMA’s annual meeting, held virtually on December 10, 2020, the membership also confirmed a new executive committee and elected six members to the class of 2023.

Officers newly appointed to the executive committee include:

  • 1st Vice Chair – Kate Donahue, Hampford Research, Inc.
  • 2nd Vice Chair/Treasurer – Chuck Hinton, Ethox Chemicals
  • Secretary – Mara Gliozzi, McGean
  • Immediate Past Chair – Gene Williams, Optima Chemical Group

Members of the class of 2023 include:

  • Christopher Brotherton, Ortec, Inc.
  • David Fortune, La Petite Roche Technologies
  • Larry Ito, Halliburton Chemicals
  • William Kersey, Avatar Corporation
  • Clayton Pace, ChemQuest Chemicals
  • Cynthia Peterson, Howard Industries

“I am particularly excited to lead SOCMA into 2021. As we celebrate a ‘Century of Solutions,’ the association is well-positioned for growth,” says Ott. “SOCMA’s recent acquisition of the Specialty and Custom Chemicals Show brings expanded networking and business development opportunities and extends our presence in the chemicals value chain. With a new administration coming into office in the U.S., specialty chemical manufacturers will need SOCMA more than ever to be our champion, advocating for policies that positively impact our businesses.”

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